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China Change Response to China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Accusation against Yirenping
By Beijing Yirenping Center, April 14, 2015   On April 14, Hong Lei, the Spokesman for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), stated publicly that our organization, Beijing Yirenping Center (BYC), “has allegedly violated the law, and will be punished.” Our organization’s response is as follows: 1.  We welcome MOFA in its [...] Keep reading »
China Change Detention of Five Chinese Feminist Activists at the Juncture of Beijing+20 – An Interview with Gender Scholar Wang Zheng
Published: April 11, 2015 “You must know the global picture of women to understand the international response to the detention of the five feminists in China.”   Professor Wang Zheng (王政), of the University of Michigan, is a scholar whose research focuses on the modern and contemporary history of Chinese women and gender, and Chinese [...] Keep reading »
China Change China’s Independent NGOs Face Hard Times
A translation of a VOA report in Chinese, published: March 11, 2015 Professor Xia Min of CUNY: “Xi’s fear is exactly that the maturing of civil society will organically provide, with the organizing capacity and solidarity within Chinese society, a platform for the building of political parties.”   A documentary produced by the well-k [...] Keep reading »
China Change Absentees, Raise Your Hands!
By Liu Yu, published: February 25, 2015 “You see?  No hands are raised by those who are absent in the classroom.  Everyone is here. What a wonderful class!”   I complain about China now and then, and a friend of mine pointed out my failing to appreciate it. “China is in great shape now,” she pointed to the window. “Can’t you see? [...] Keep reading »
China Change The Kou Yanding I Know
By Zhai Minglei, published: February 4, 2015 (Chinese original was published in October, 2014.) Get a glimpse of one of the quietest but most admirable NGO activists in China who has been held incommunicado since October 10th, 2014. – The Editor     At this very moment, I am in Shanghai, jotting down some memories of mine. In China, som [...] Keep reading »
China Change In China, to Destroy Lives Is Legal, but to Save Them Is Not
By Xiao Shu, published: January 11, 2015   I no longer have the desire to argue about the treatment of Guo Yushan and his colleagues from a legal perspective. We know that “illegal business practices” was the charge for which Guo was formally arrested on December 6th, after remaining in extralegal detention for more than two months. Back [...] Keep reading »
China Change Chinese Government Moves to Limit and Eliminate Public Service NGOs: the Case of Liren Rural Libraries
By Song Zhibiao, published: November 17, 2014 Editor’s update: Liren Rural Libraries announced its closure on September 18, 2014.   The Liren (literally: “cultivating talents”) Rural Libraries, which is devoted to aiding rural students to broaden their reading horizons and expand their learning opportunities, has met with the worst crisis si [...] Keep reading »
China Change Honor Your Promise: the Chinese Government Must Stop Persecuting Ye Haiyan
By Chang Ping, published: November 15, 2014 Editor’s update on Ye Haiyan: Ye Haiyan was released at midnight on November 12. She has since been placed under house arrest, guarded by local policemen, the Communist Party’s local Politics and Law Committee, and neighborhood workers. Her boyfriend, while with her currently, has received threats fro [...] Keep reading »
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